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SLEEP APNEA

Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired? Do you feel tired all day at work/school? Do you snore? Do you feel it hard to stay awake during the day? Do you struggle with daytime sleepiness and fatigue, feel as though you are not well rested in the morning, or have hard time concentrating during daily tasks? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea.

Sleep Apnea can affect anyone, and any age, from young kids to the elderly. Sleep Apnea has different types. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a type that blocks the airway. This can be caused by the tongue blocking your airway or a constricted throat.

When your airway is blocked, your mind and body does NOT receive the necessary oxygen it needs to function and survive. In addition, sleep apnea can lead to many adverse health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and an increased risk for obesity. Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition and it is very life threatening.

Another, more conservative Sleep Apnea Treatment option in Los Angeles, is a Mandibular Advancement Device. Some people may call this "Night Guard for Sleep Apnea" or "Mouth Guard for Sleep Apnea". A custom-made Mandibular Advancement Device, made by our experienced dentist, may be your best treatment option. The way it works, it un-obstructs your tongue from blocking your airway when you sleep. This way your body will receive more adequate amount of oxygen it needs during sleep. If you believe you are suffering from Sleep Apnea, schedule a consultation with your medical doctor, and request your primary physician to perform a Sleep Study Test. Once this is done, it has to be reviewed by a Board-Certified Sleep Doctor. If your sleep doctor diagnoses you with Sleep Apnea, you may request him/her to write a prescription for a Mandibular Advancement Device.

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